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Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming edited by Paul Hawken (5/5 notes)

This book is so full of important information about climate change mitigation, yet very readable. Each topic gets 1-2 pages which makes it a good coffee table book. Learn a little more each day. Also a great conversation starter!

Review by Michelle P.

 

Terrier by Tamora Pierce (5/5 notes)

Disclaimer: I love Tamora Pierce, the world she’s built and her characters. I grew up on these. Coming back, years later, Terrier holds up and is one of my favorites. An interesting look at what justice means, so many sassy characters and pigeon-riding ghosts -- what more do you need?

Review by Michelle P.

 

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (5/5 notes)

“Gay vampire teen romance slash Harry Potter fanfic -- It’s GREAT!”
I was very dubious when given this rec by a friend -- but it is great. This is a fast-paced, easy read, but the author created an intriguing, fresh concept of magic and embedded some nuggets of wisdom. It’s also refreshing to have a novel about characters who are queer without having that be the whole focus. His queerness doesn’t even make Simon’s list of top 5 issues.

Review by Michelle P.


Memories of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Intriguing collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. When I finished the book I wished there were more. I think I’ll reread The Hound of Baskervilles and seek out other ACD stories.

Review by Jen W.

 

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins

Interesting book. Entertaining story. Author’s style and speech took some getting used to. Maybe I’ll read something else by the author and give him a second chance.

Review by Jen W.

 

The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

A quick read...always wondering what clues the next page will contain. Horowitz does a great job in matching ACD’s (Arthur Conan Doyle’s) writing style.

Review by Jen W.